Getting Started

Is your business just starting out in public sector procurement?  The Supplier Development Programme offers a myriad of information, guidance, and customisable templates that your business can access for free.

Public Contracts Scotland

Access resources that will help you navigate the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website.

Introduction to Tendering

Get information on The Suppliers Charter and The Supplier Journey from the Scottish Government.

SLC - Early Learning and Childcare response guidance

Following SDP's recent webinar to assist suppliers that are preparing to bid for South Lanarkshire Council's Early Learning and Childcare services contract, please click to view a PowerPoint presentation of how to access the tender documents in PCS-t

Jargon Buster

This A-Z contains the explanations and meanings of acronyms and abbreviations associated with tendering in the public sector.

Who buys what in Scotland?

Access a list of Buyers across Scotland, which allows you to learn more about opportunities to sell to public sector organisations.

European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

Learn more about the ESPD (formerly PQQ) and download helpful guidance.


Understand how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to your business.

Procedures and Thresholds

Learn more about the legislation behind how goods and services are awarded.

Finding Contract Opportunities

Access links to public sector contract opportunities in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other sub-contracts.

Safety Schemes in Procurement

Learn about approaching health and safety with a SSIP scheme, saving you from having to pay multiple assessment fees.

Policy Templates

Download free templates for workplace policies that you can customise for your business on quality, information security, health and safety, equality and diversity, and the environment.

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Enhance your profile by completing your marketing information to promote your business through the Supplier Register.

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